By Marcus Leach

Ryanair passengers will be exempt from paying administration charges when booking flights as of October 4th, providing they sign up for a new branded pre-paid card.

The budget airline, who amusingly claim to be 'the world's favourite airline' despite being one of the most complained about companies in Europe, have announced that they will introduce the Ryanair Cash Passport, a prepaid MasterCard managed by Access Prepaid Worldwide.

Ryanair’s £6 admin fee will not apply to UK bookings completed with Ryanair Cash Passport from 4th October onward. All UK bookings made with any other payment card will attract Ryanair’s standard £6 admin fee.

The Ryanair Cash Passport will deliver the following benefits for cardholders:

· The card purchase fee of £6 will be reimbursed to Ryanair passengers since each cardholder will receive a £6 Ryanair travel voucher. There will be no admin fees on any Ryanair bookings.

· No transaction fees will be levied on cardholders for any payments made on the Ryanair.com website.

· As a special introductory offer for all Ryanair cardholders, there will be no transaction fees on any UK purchases until 31st March 2012.

· The Ryanair Cash Passport offers a convenient and secure way to carry money abroad, make purchases and make ATM withdrawals.

· Free card top-ups can be made at www.cashpassport.com/ryanair.

"Ryanair’s £6 admin fee will not apply to any bookings made with ‘Ryanair Cash Passport’ and there are no transaction charges for using the card at UK merchants until 31st March 2012, so we recommend that UK passengers make the switch to ‘Ryanair Cash Passport’ as soon as possible to take advantage of the no fee offer,” Ryanair’s Stephen McNamara said.

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